Most of us have heard of the Ironman Triathlon. But that's not the only version of the sport. There are actually several types of triathlons encompassing various distances and even sports beyond swimming, running and biking.
WHAT'S INSIDE: TRIATHLONS
- Triathlon Facts
- Triathlon Life
- Triathlon Training
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Only a handful of people participated in the very first triathlon, but it didn't take long for this young sport to take off in popularity. What's the story behind the triathlon?